Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Flight or Fright
Flight or Fright | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ray Bradbury, Joe Hill, Stephen King, Michael Lewis, Roald Dahl, Richard Matheson, Dan Simmons, Tom Bissell, Cody Goodfellow, Ambrose Bierce, Bev Vincent, E.C. Tubb, John Varley, David J. Schow, Peter Treemayne, James L. Dickey
Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new collection, perfect for airport or aeroplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, and brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill. Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you. Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you're suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like - gulp! - a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we'll bet you've never thought of before... but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger. Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, "ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents... Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight." Book a flight for this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination. Table of Contents: Introduction by Stephen King Cargo by E. Michael Lewis The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson The Flying Machine by Ambrose Bierce Lucifer! by E.C. Tubb The Fifth Category by Tom Bissell Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons Diablitos by Cody Goodfellow Air Raid by John Varley You Are Released by Joe Hill Warbirds by David J. Schow The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury Zombies on a Plane by Bev Vincent They Shall Not Grow Old by Roald Dahl Murder in the Air by Peter Tremayne The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King Falling by James L. Dickey Afterword by Bev Vincent
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
candority
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image
Mehso-so

This short story collection felt pretty uneven to me - some really great stories, but most of them were just okay. I'm not afraid of flying, airplanes, or enclosed spaces, so maybe that's why I didn't find them frightening? 2.5⭐

rabbitprincess Yeah, I am not afraid of flying either. The scariest story for me was Joe Hill‘s, because I had never thought about the scenario he puts forward, and the juxtaposition of mundane and horrible situations really got me. 2y
candority @rabbitprincess Yes! That was one of my favourites in the collection! 2y
72 likes2 comments
review
Eggs
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image
Pickpick

A book of stories all related to air flight-horror, futuristic, wartime and more. You‘ll think twice before you step into an airplane again

#authoramonth2020 @Soubhiville

review
Clwojick
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image
Pickpick

A collection of 17 short stories all relating to airplanes. Some are a little more horror then thriller, but they were all thrilling for me since turbulence seriously freaks me out! 17x15=255+1participation.

256 points for #TeamSlaughter

Just under 4 hours for each of the following:
#screamathon #sbooktober #cyoreadathon #kindleclearout #readlikehellathon #trickortreatathon #october8in2 #spooksandtea #gothtober #thrilloween #spookitupanotch

StayCurious Holy crap lol. I‘ve got some work to do today! 2y
75 likes1 comment
blurb
Clwojick
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image

Starting this anthology today! This should help to get a good chunk of points for #TeamSlaughter! 🎃

1pt!

review
Addison_Reads
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image
Pickpick

#BookSpinBingo #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks
#Scarathon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious (256pts)
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #cyoreadathon @Sace

With 17 tales in this one there were a couple duds for me, but overall it's a strong collection of creepy tales that take place in the sky. My favorite was Nightmare at 20,000 feet. I remember watching the episode of The Twilight Zone that was based on it.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Reggie Have you seen the movie version of that story with John Lithgow? That creeped me out as a kid. 2y
Addison_Reads @Reggie I haven't. I didn't know about it, but now I must find it. 2y
StayCurious My husband just started watching the classic Twilight Zone and he loves it! 2y
28 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
Addison_Reads
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image
OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Are you US or international? 2y
Addison_Reads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm in the US, in Texas. 2y
38 likes3 comments
review
arubabookwoman
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image
Mehso-so

I‘m still spending a lot of time in bed since my recovery from my knee replacement surgery is much slower than anticipated. I‘ve been reading mostly lighter fare. This is a collection of (scary) short stories related to flying. I don‘t care for horror or the supernatural, wh was the focus of many of these. There were a few that I enjoyed though, including one about what might happen if torture advocate John Yoo got a taste of his own medicine

Lynnsoprano I‘ve had a couple of friends who have undergone knee replacement in the past few months, and I know it takes time. Hang in there! Sending lots of positive thoughts your way ❤️ 2y
arubabookwoman @Lynnsoprano Thank you so much for the encouragement. Until this surgery, I never thought of myself as a pain wimp, so the length of time for recovery has caught me by surprise. We‘re moving to Florida in April, so I need to get going on some packing! 2y
Lynnsoprano @arubabookwoman If I may ask, where in Florida? That‘s where I live 😄 2y
arubabookwoman @Lynnsoprano We are not exactly sure yet. Our oldest son lives near Tampa, so we hope to settle somewhere between Tampa and Sarasota. Our plan is to spend a few months in vacation rentals trying out and getting a feel for a few different towns before we focus on a specific place to settle. I would like to be near a beach, but I don‘t want to live in an area that is 100% tourists or snowbirds. Where in Fla are you? 2y
Lynnsoprano @arubabookwoman We‘re across the state in Wellington, which is west of West Palm Beach. We visit Sanibel Island when we want to go to the beach. Totally understand your preferences. We moved here 22 years ago when hubby took a job in the area. Living in Florida is interesting 😄 I hope we can connect sometime! 2y
24 likes5 comments
review
Hestapleton
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image
Pickpick

I liked this! Some stories were a miss for me, but the bulk of them were delightfully spine-chilling and creepy. This was all the more scary for me since I work for an airline! My job is literally to make sure that everyone has the info they need when horrible things happen. My #freezerbook for #bbrc and a horror book by an indie press for #readharder2020.

rabbitprincess I thought Joe Hill's story the scariest in the collection because it seemed so plausible! 2y
57 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
candority
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image

#BookHaul from two library book sales. I‘m particularly excited about Flight or Fright, The Water Cure, Lily and the Octopus, and Hag-Seed!

I‘m officially on a book buying ban for the rest of the year (and probably for the first few months of 2020) 😭

valeriegeary 👏👏👏 3y
91 likes1 comment
blurb
MidnightBookGirl
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image

King and I share the same views on flying. I know it's not rational, but it scares the crap out of me. #TeamSlaughter #scarathalon @Clwojick

39 likes2 stack adds
blurb
Shawna
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image

Taking it outside.
✔️ Sun
✔️Book
✔️Cider
✔️Pup

#readathon
#reversereadathon

24 likes1 stack add
review
rabbitprincess
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
Pickpick

As an aviation enthusiast, I HAD to pick up this collection. I'd consider these stories more thrillers than actual horror, although some were pretty creepy. The scariest one was Joe Hill's story, because it felt all too plausible. Great notes on the stories and an interesting afterword, too.

blurb
madamereadsalot1
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image

📚- Flight or Fright

🎬- The Terminal

🎧- Big Jet Plane, Angus and Julia Stone
https://youtu.be/yFTvbcNhEgc

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🛩💙🛩 3y
madamereadsalot1 @JoScho thanks for hosting! 3y
22 likes2 comments
blurb
Reagan
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image

I have been on the waiting list for this one for a loooong time! I‘m so excited, and thinking of one of John Lithgow‘s finest roles (in my opinion) in the adaptation of Nightmare at 20,000 feet in Twilight Zone. New bus read and a very happy Friday!

review
candc320
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image
Pickpick

I don‘t typically read a lot of short story collections but when I saw there would be a Joe Hill story included I just had to! I really enjoyed his story and a few of the others, but did find myself skipping over a number of them as well. This would be a so-so pick if I didn‘t LOVE the ones I enjoyed (if that makes sense). I also really liked that each story had a different narrator. All in all an entertaining listen! 🌟🌟🌟

Schlinkles When Joe Hill spoke at the Savannah Book Festival last year, this was the story he read before it was published. It‘s so good. 3y
candc320 @Schlinkles it really is! He‘s amazing! 3y
8 likes2 comments
review
swynn
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image
Pickpick

Pretty good collection of horror stories about flying, with a nice mix of older and newer stories. For me the pleasantest surprise was Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Horror of the Heights", which is the opposite of new but nevertheless new to me and deliciously effective.

23 likes1 stack add
review
booklover3258
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image
Pickpick

Excellent short stories by Mr. King himself, Joe Hill, Ray Bradbury, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and more. A few scary and a few terrifying. All in all a good read. 3 1/2 stars

ericarobynreads I can‘t wait to read this one!! 3y
15 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
BookishRedhead
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image
Pickpick

I think my fear of flying has now gotten worse... Thanks Stephen King and friends.
Creepy. Hooked on some stories faster than others but all round a enjoyed read.

blurb
Suzze
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image

1. My grandson Caleb, age 15, played in the Homecoming Game at Detroit Country Day School, then attended the Homecoming Dance with a girl who used to cheer when he was on a youth league. Yes, he is tall, he is 6‘9”.
2. Just went to lunch with friends, then we played a game of cards.
3. These short stories feed into my intense fear of flying!
4. I did a grocery pick up at Kroger. Best thing ever invented.
5. Cheese

#HumpDayPost

BarbaraTheBibliophage 6‘9”! Holy wow! Our grandson is 6‘5” at 19 and I thought he was tall. 😲😲 4y
erzascarletbookgasm That tall at 15! Wow! 4y
59 likes2 comments
blurb
Skygoddess1
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales | Stephen King, Bev Vincent
post image

Only someone who works in the airline industry would be comfortable enough to read this book while on a plane. Really enjoying this book with its myriad stories of things that can go wrong while on a plane. #screamathon

review
wtimblin
Flight or Fright | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ray Bradbury, Joe Hill, Stephen King, Michael Lewis, Roald Dahl, Richard Matheson, Dan Simmons, Tom Bissell, Cody Goodfellow, Ambrose Bierce, Bev Vincent, E.C. Tubb, John Varley, David J. Schow, Peter Treemayne, James L. Dickey
post image
Pickpick

Great Stephen King collection (not all by him, just the one, and one from Joe Hill too). A few of these stories will stay with me for a while. So glad I don‘t have to fly as a routine part of my job now, otherwise this book would have freaked me out even more!

Suzze I‘ve been wanting to read this. I‘m terrified of flying, so this sounds super scary! 4y
wtimblin @Suzze I am not keen on flying anymore, but def not wanting to get on a plane now for a while! 4y
Suzze @wtimblin I bought it this morning, read the introduction by King, and I‘m ready for the first story! 4y
wtimblin @Suzze you're in for a treat. My favourites were Cargo, The Fifth Category and You are Released. Scary stuff 4y
31 likes3 stack adds4 comments
review
BookDude
Flight or Fright | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ray Bradbury, Joe Hill, Stephen King, Michael Lewis, Roald Dahl, Richard Matheson, Dan Simmons, Tom Bissell, Cody Goodfellow, Ambrose Bierce, Bev Vincent, E.C. Tubb, John Varley, David J. Schow, Peter Treemayne, James L. Dickey
post image
Pickpick

A decent collection of short stories centered around flying, Flight or Fright has a couple of great stories, a few very good ones, and only three I would consider filler. I won‘t clarify which stories fall into those categories in my opinion. Read them for yourself. It‘s a good set of stories.

blurb
GripLitGrl
Flight or Fright | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ray Bradbury, Joe Hill, Stephen King, Michael Lewis, Roald Dahl, Richard Matheson, Dan Simmons, Tom Bissell, Cody Goodfellow, Ambrose Bierce, Bev Vincent, E.C. Tubb, John Varley, David J. Schow, Peter Treemayne, James L. Dickey
post image

#KingAtoZ Letter U @GarthRanzz
King's upcoming books for 2018 🤗

Tinky5870 Oh, yessss! 4y
GarthRanzz I‘m really excited for Flight or Fright! And I can‘t wait for next month‘s The Outsider! 4y
54 likes4 comments